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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I got a call while I was vacationing in Spain and learned my brokerage had shut its doors, with just one broker winding down any current transactions. I enjoyed my trip and went shopping for a new brokerage when I got home.

Jun 17, 2015 11:46 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Several years ago I was returning home from considering a move to another Brokerage.  I brought up the new listings for the day on my phone when I was still 3.5 hours away from home and discovered my then Brokerage listed for sale!  Not a word had been said.  Made my decision pretty darn easy!

So yes, I would continue in RE

Jun 17, 2015 08:02 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Virtual Realty Consultants - real estate is a career.

If one door closes, it's for a reason - another door is going to open for you!

Jun 17, 2015 07:41 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I always have a backup plan. I know what I would do and I would still stay in real estate. 

Jun 17, 2015 04:22 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I am the broker so this won't be happening to me.  If I worked for someone else and they closed yes, I would find another broker and keep doing what I love to do.

Jun 17, 2015 01:17 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Actually that is the least worry.  They come and go if you are productive and well respected.  Often there are past associates that would like you to join them.

Change a career? I think I enjoy being an independent contractor.

 

Jun 17, 2015 12:18 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I cant imagine that would be much of a deterent to most agents, yet others drop out frequently even with a good brokerage to go to daily.

Jun 17, 2015 11:14 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Realtors are independent contractors, if the brokerage close down I move to another office.

Jun 17, 2015 08:41 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I would change offices and continue with my career in real estate.  

Jun 17, 2015 08:38 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Noting is going to stop me, I am in this for the long haul.

Jun 17, 2015 08:00 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

There are probably 100 brokerages here in Naples.  Just move to the next one.

Jun 17, 2015 07:25 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning. Once I picked myself off the floor, of source I would. I'm choose better this time.

Jun 17, 2015 07:32 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Opportunities are everywhere, you can always find a place to hang your license or start your own brokerage.  

Jun 17, 2015 06:46 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I would still be in Real Estate.

Jun 17, 2015 01:22 PM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

I worked for several different offices and received training from them and have been on my own for awhile and enjoy being my own boss and  think about what I would do if I retire 

Jun 17, 2015 12:33 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would continue.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

If I'm working in that office, the doors are never going to close.... I'll make sure of that.... what an embarrassment....

Jun 18, 2015 12:56 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I actually had this situation. I was with a major regional firm when they decided to close the branch office in which I was located. I moved to another company and business was even better.

Jun 17, 2015 11:38 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I would have to take the day off but on the following day I'd be back at it. My cards may look different but my name stays the same.

Jun 17, 2015 10:15 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

My business does not depend on my brokerage. I would immediately move elsewhere or just run my own brokerage.

Jun 17, 2015 09:49 PM